We live in an age where the volume of paper-based information is steadily expanding. Personal computers have a great potential as tools for managing information. Effectiveness of using personal computers is determined by how easy it is to use them, since majority of the end-users are not computer experts. Compared with the advances in software design, the important issue of computer interface has begun to be addressed recently. There has been a research joining the database with the graphical interface to give users an easy-to-use method for accessing the database. With this, users navigate through the database by following the links from one piece of information to the next. There are several classes of softwares (languages) to build visual user interfaces: traditional, object-oriented, and interface-driven languages. This thesis, used an interface-driven software named Guide to build a prototype visual user interface to analyze the effectiveness of interface-driven software.
Wu, C. Thomas
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Computer Science
Department of Computer Technology
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